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  Words related to crawl

Related / Similar Words: crawling, creep, creeping, front crawl, Australian crawl, fawn, cringe, cower, grovel

 

Definition:
  • a slow creeping mode of locomotion (on hands and knees or dragging the body); "a crawl was all that the injured man could manage"; "the traffic moved at a creep";
  • a very slow movement; "the traffic advanced at a crawl";
  • a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick;
  • move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground; "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed";
  • swim by doing the crawl; "European children learn the breast stroke; they often don''t know how to crawl";
  • show submission or fear;
  • be crawling with; "The old cheese was crawling with maggots";
  • feel as if crawling with insects; "My skin crawled--I was terrified";

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    Hyponyms: formicate

     

    Derivational Morphology: creep, crawling, creeping, crawler, creeper, earthworm, angleworm, fishworm, fishing worm, wiggler, nightwalker, nightcrawler, dew worm, red worm, front crawl, Australian crawl, apple polisher, bootlicker, fawner, groveller, groveler, truckler, ass-kisser, coward, sycophant, toady, lackey

     

     
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